Local bike mechanic and avid beard grower, Jason Dul, has been going car-less along with his wife for over 3 years. We just hooked him up with one of our City Models that he uses to "get to work, to the grocery store, to get take-out for dinner, out to the mall, and generally just takes me away from the hassle of owning a car." Very few dare to take a bike to the extremes like Jason does and he does it with a smile...hidden under a beard that makes Rubeus Hagrid jealous. Nothing Stops Jason from riding his bike on a daily basis, not snow, not hail, not even rabies infested chipmunks.
Relying on a bike to get around as much as the rest of America relies on their cars means much thought must go into every aspect and ability of a new bike when purchasing one. According to Jason "The ability to fit a 35mm tire and full fenders, along with a rear rack and my trailer hitch is a big deal" which is why he went for the City model. This ability will be crucial for Jason and his wife's move next month from their old apartment to their new condo on the other side of downtown. Moving typically looks like a UHaul, some pizzas and a couple of buddies to lend a hand for the move. Not for the Duls. They are strictly using bicycle power to move. Jason and a few friends will be moving everything from boxes to furniture with trailer hooked up to their bikes. Talk about a long haul!
It only takes 30 seconds to realize that Jason is an individual who refuses to fit into any mold or label. Self-expression is a way of life for Jason, whether it's the color of his beard that he dyes to match his wife's hair (also an individual who refused to fit into any mold or label) or his attire, which generally consists of gear sporting his current city. So when it came to designing his bike it was easy. He picked orange because it matched his beard at the time. He loaded it up with the commuter dream pack of full coverage fenders with extended mudflaps and a rack with waterproof panniers then topped it all of with a Brooks B17 saddle. His bike screams JASON DUL!
Jason isn't just a guy who rides his bike to work every day because he has to and doesn't enjoy riding for ridings sake. He has big plans for his bike this summer. He wants to lead an overnight bikepacking trip once a month which he said anyone is welcome to join. They will be more about experiencing the great outdoors and adventuring than they will be about pounding out tough miles on the bike, ranging from 30-50 miles. The bike of choice for those trips will be Jason roll: City model. Visit him at the Bexley roll: store or email us and we'll get you hooked up for one of those trips.